SP7: Introduction of cattle grazing on the Isles of Scilly
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the introduction of cattle grazing on the Isles of Scilly supplement.
How much will be paid
£279 per hectare (ha).
Where to use this supplement
Available for Higher Tier
- in the Isles of Scilly
- with a land management option where cattle grazing will help achieve the option’s goals
How this supplement will benefit the environment
It is for the introduction of conservation grazing on the Isles of Scilly on land that is not currently grazed by cattle.
If successful there will be:
- a more varied sward structure that will increase wildlife diversity
- better control of scrub, bracken and coarse vegetation
- better grazing of wet areas and difficult sites such as steep slopes
Agreement holders will need to graze cattle on the land with the option. Grazing needs to follow the stocking calendar agreed with Natural England.
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
- stock records to show grazing activity on parcels
Applicants will need to send a stocking calendar agreed with Natural England with their application.
The detailed requirements for this supplement will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.
This supplement can be located on the same area as the following supplements:
- CT6 – Coastal vegetation management supplement
- GS15 – Haymaking supplement
- GS16 – Rush infestation control supplement
- SP2 - Raised water level supplement
- SP3 – Bracken control supplement
- SP4 – Control of invasive plant species supplement
- SP8 - Native breeds at risk supplement
- SP9 - Threatened species supplement
- WD9 – Livestock exclusion supplement – scrub and successional areas
- WT12 – Wetland grazing supplement
See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.
Published: 2 April 2015
Updated: 10 March 2017
- Updated for 2017 applications.
- Information updated for applications in 2016.
- Update to 'keeping records' section.
- First published.